Sometimes an insult is excellent motivation.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@okqueenbee:  How awful!  BUT, isn’t she going to be one to “eat” her words when she sees you all slim and trim in a few months time!

I never think it’s right to belittle someone for their food choices, but to have it be a stranger or someone who isn’t close to you – STEP OFF.  Seriously.

Good for you on making healthier choices and getting on track!  It’s hard but we can do it. 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@okqueenbee:  Always good to turn a negative into a positive! Keep up the good work. Though in a party setting I often allow myself a little extra guilty pleasures in food. Even if I eat good all week and work out. Those are my few instances to splurge a little.

I’ve also been motivated by insults. Similar situation but not weight related…I was trying to replace a burned out headlamp in my car and I just wasn’t getting it. I went online to see if there was some place I could take my car in and get it done. Instead though I came across a ton of posts by men saying that women need to learn some basic mechanical work and it’s so easy and no one should be so stupid that they can’t figure this out themselves. I was so mad and offended by these men’s comments I went back to my car to try again and I did it! LOL. I was very motivated by all the insults that women can’t figure this stuff out.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I’m rooting for you!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@okqueenbee:  I’m betting the person who said it to you doesn’t think you are overweight, or, at least not overweight enough to be offended by an off hand comment like that. I hate to think someone is really that rude : I had a close friend that was really tiny, and ate like she was a grabage can. I commented on it, but we both knew it was because I was insanely jealous and secretly hoping she would choke on a ho-ho snack cake. I ended up losing touch with her when I moved, but I’m betting she’s still smokin’ hot and putting away whole pizzas by herself.

I think you have a good attitude, and you are taking lemons and making lemonade. Good for you 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Unbelievable! How do people like that make it to adulthood without someone clocking them?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry she was so rude to you but I’m glad that you are now motivated to work hard! I need to get back into the exercise groove as well.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Who says things like that? I really would just like to know why they think that is okay because I just don’t get it. There are people in my office that make similar types of comments and it just baffles me! No social etiquette whatsoever.

On another note – thats great that you were able to turn it around and use it as motivation!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Rude! My “push” came from being gifted size XL pajamas. I was still having delsuions of medium! I’ve lost 25 pounds since then, and those pjs are practically falling off now.

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

That is a good motivator!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Anger really is a good motivator.  Sometimes we really do need to hear the words to get back in the gym. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@adoc86:  +1

This.

Kudos on the motivation, but comments like that are why I always eat at my desk and rarely in public unless with true friends/DH. I grew up with a diet-obsessed mom and had major issues b/c of it. I refuse to let strangers comment on my food choices/eating habits.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@okqueenbee:  That person sounds horrible! Pay no mind to her, do it because you want to!

I just started working out regularly, got a personal trainer, and am trying to make better decisions about what I eat (this is the HARDEST part, by far, for me).

I joined the gym about 10 days ago, have been to the gym about 8 of those days, and have lost about 3lbs so far! You can do it!!

I highly recommend using Myfitnesspal to track food and workouts, it really helps put into perspective the things you eat. Add me as a friend on there if you use it, we can help motivate eachother!! mzap85 is my username.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@okqueenbee:  lol, exactly! But reality was, I weighed over 200 pounds, not good for my 5’5″ frame. I’m down to 180 and can actually fit in some mediums now!

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